Review: Legacy by Cayla Kluver

Legacy by Kayla KluverTitle: Legacy
Series: Legacy, #1
Author: Cayla Kluver
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 9780373210343
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Romance
Source: Library
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
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I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.

In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father’s choice of suitor fills her with despair.

When the palace guard captures and intruder— a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom’s greatest enemy— Alera is alarmed… and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.

In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won’t be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.

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Blog Tours: The Escape by Kiz Jones Teaser

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Hello Everyone and Welcome to my stop of the Escape Blog Tour

The Book

Title: The Escape
SeriesAtlantis Voyager, #1
Author: Kiz Jones
Publisher: MCJ Warriors
ASIN: B00DU2JYDY
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
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In book one of Atlantis Voyager: Alexa and her family have spent twelve years on Earth observing primitive cultures, collecting samples, and sending their findings back to their home world, Atlantia. As the end of their mission approaches and they prepare for their return to Atlantia, the unexpected happens. Earth is invaded by an old enemy. The research team must take drastic measures to ensure the safety of their families and the inhabitants of Earth. Along the way, Alexa finds herself torn between feelings for two men. Turning eighteen isn’t as easy as she thought it would be.

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They all made their way back up to the bridge. Tim and Jason were with Tara, working on the navigation console. Chloe held Lissa in her lap, distracting her by playing with her little doll. Alexa walked over to check on little Lissa.

“Hey, little bit, you doing okay?”

The little girl nodded. Her hair bobbing. “I don’t like the t-boost. It makes me feel woozy.”

“Me too, kiddo.” Alexa patted her head comfortingly.

She looked back up and found Korinna watching her closely. “Korinna? Are you okay?”

She nodded. “You care for one another. I am unused to that.”

Alexa slowly reached out her hand to pat the other girl’s shoulder. “I care about you too now. You are one of us, a part of our crew.”

“Leo!” Tim yelled out.

Alexa watched Leo run over to the console where Tim was sitting. From the look on both Jason and Tim’s faces, they couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

“Are these the right coordinates?” Tim asked.

“No. Here, let me.” Leo leaned over and typed in a new set of coordinates. He stepped back as the mainframe computer reconfigured their designation.

Tim sighed. “Well, at least now we know where we are not. We are not anywhere near Atlantia.”

“Will we need to use the teleboost again to reach Atlantia?” Nik asked.

“Yes, but we can’t, at least, not right now. The navigation system is overworked. I won’t be able to start up the teleportation schematics until I have the exact coordinates. I suggest we make several small jumps instead of the larger ones. The large boosts are too much on us physically and too hard on the mainframe computer. Another big boost could fry the mainframe. Also, the larger boosts uses greater amounts of fuel. I will need some time to work out coordinates for the small jumps,” Leo explained.

“How much time?” Nik asked.

“I’ll need at least a couple of hours. Plan on an hour for the navigation system to regain full function and then another hour to configure the teleboost for the smaller jumps.”

“Do we know if the Tranzits followed us with this last jump like they did the first time?” Tara asked.

“We won’t be able to tell until the mainframe is fully functioning again. The good news is, if they did follow us, their computer systems are most likely down just like ours are. They won’t be fully functioning for a while, ” Jason spoke up. Leo nodded his agreement.

“Since nothing can be done for at least two hours, I suggest everyone go and get something to eat and rest,” Nik ordered.

“What about you?” Alexa asked.

“I will stay on the bridge to keep an eye out for the Tranzits, in case they did come through the last jump.”

Everyone headed to their apartments. It hadn’t been that long since they last ate, but the jumps took a big toll on their bodies. They were all hungry. Lissa was still scared and about to cry again. Tara was going to try to get her to take another nap after she ate something.

Alexa tried to get Leo to come with her but he insisted on going back with the boys to their apartment. She didn’t want to interfere with them bonding together. They needed that. She realized for the first time that he was growing up. He was no longer her baby brother. She wanted him to be independent, but it meant that he would need her less and less. It was bittersweet.

Apollo kept trying to get her attention. He probably wanted to talk about the kiss they had shared. She wasn’t ready yet. She was so confused. Nik had told her on the trading colony that he wasn’t interested in her, so she shouldn’t feel guilty for kissing Apollo. Besides, Apollo had been her first boyfriend. Their relationship preceded her and Nik’s whatever-it-was. They had a connection too.

Her relationship with Nik had always been a push and pull. There were times that when she was around him, everything was great. Then he would do or say something to irritate her. She admired him. He was strong and intelligent. He commanded people around him easily. He reminded her a little of her father. That was a disturbing thought.

About the Author

Kiz Jones is now an author for MCJ Warriors. She attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a huge fan of both romance and science fiction novels since she was fourteen years old. Her favorite television shows growing up were Star Trek and Doctor Who. When not writing, she can usually be found curled up on the couch with a good book, working on her hobby of photography, or spending time with her son.

Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanTitle: The Lightning Thief
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: 9781423134947
Tags: Young Adult, Mythology, Gods, Heroes
Source: Library
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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Blog Tour: A Beautiful Fate by Cat Mann Review

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Hello everyone and welcome to my stop of the A Beautiful Fate Blog Tour!


A Beautiful Fate by Cat MannTitle: A Beautiful Fate
Series: A Beautiful Fate, #1
Author: Cat Mann
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B00DPXLA7G
Tags: New Adult, Mythology, Paranormal, Romance
Source: I received a copy as part of the blog tour in exchange for my honest review
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
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Obsessive and driven by nightmares, Ava Baio is uprooted from her Chicago home after the untimely and tragic death of her loving mother. Taken across country by her antagonistic grandmother and placed as a boarding student at a school in Dana Point, California, Ava struggles with isolation and the loss of her mother and her grandfather. Faced with having left her beloved brownstone behind and attending a new school, surrounded by new faces and unfamiliar scenery, she finds herself sorting through unfamiliar and uncharted feelings with a strange and beautiful boy, Ari – a modern day Adonis. After an unconventional start to their relationship, Ava becomes intensely absorbed by her love for Ari, and with his help and the help of his family, she discovers who she really is – a Fate descended from Atropos. She learns that the Greek mythology she grew up reading is not comprised of myth after all.

Ava faces constant challenges both in her relationship with Ari and with the fact that she is being hunted by six threatening and ruthless men who want nothing more than for her to die so that they can live forever. She has no choice but to stand up for those she has come to love. In doing so, she becomes something she hates, a killer.

A true page-turner, A Beautiful Fate is Part One of The Beautiful Fate Series. The novel is full of suspense, romance and the allure of ancient Greece. Ava and Ari will leave the reader hoping the story will never end.

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Review: Everlost by Brenda Pandos

Everlost by Brenda PandosTitle: Everlost
Series: Mer Tales, #3
Author: Brenda Pandos
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 9780984983537
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Mermaids
Source: Booklending.com
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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With one kiss, Tatiana has discovered a love for a man she’d hated—the prince of Natatoria. Through the botched rescue attempt by her father against this union, an army of rebels has revealed their identity and intentions—treason. When the King is fatally injured, Azor takes things into his own hands. No one is safe as mers are forced to take sides. Betamers take the blame, including Tatiana’s family’s closest friend, Badger, and the punishment is death.

Caught between the bond and her true feelings, Tatiana, the future Queen, must overcome the promise to fight for what’s right and uncover the truths of the past or all will become Everlost.

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Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

The Body Finder by Kimberly DertingTitle: The Body Finder
Series: The Body Finder, #1
Author: Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061779831
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Borrowed
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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A gripping tale of a girl with a morbid ability that could lead her to a killer . . . and the boy who would never let anything happen to her.

Sixteen-year-old Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her unusual so-called gift. While her confusing feelings for her best friend are new, she has been able to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered—and the imprints that attach to their killers since she was a little girl. Violet has never considered her ability useful, but now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Fiercely protective of her, Jay agrees to help Violet search for the murderer. But even as she’s falling in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

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Review: Red Madrassa by Terah Edun

Red Madrassa by Terah EdunTitle: Red Madrassa
Series: Algardis, #1
Author: Terah Edun
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B00A4152SA
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥
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A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny…

Allorna thought being a hereditary guardian meant an automatic posting with the royal family. Instead, she’s assigned to Petty Larceny–which has its moments, especially when she engineers a jailbreak and finds herself on the run from her colleagues.

With healer trainee Sidimo in tow, she sets out to save Maride, a young mage unjustly accused of murder. But now she has to clear her name as well. Easier said than done, especially when they accidentally enroll at the Red Madrassa, a legendary school of magic.

Alongside Vedaris, a sarcastic dragon-boy, and Sitara, a storm-caller, they soon find themselves hooked on their studies. The road they’ve stumbled upon is a challenging one, and now each must decide whether the Madrassa is where they truly belong…

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